Notes for Tuesday – May 16, 2017

SurvivalBlog Notes

On this day in 1868, the U.S. Senate voted against impeaching President Andrew Johnson and acquitted him of committing “high crimes and misdemeanors.”

In February 1868, the House of Representatives charged Johnson with 11 articles of impeachment for vague “high crimes and misdemeanors”. (For comparison, in 1998, President Bill Clinton was charged with two articles of impeachment for obstruction of justice during an investigation into his inappropriate sexual behavior in the White House Oval Office. In 1974, Nixon faced three charges for his involvement in the Watergate scandal.) The main issue in Johnson’s trial was his staunch resistance to implementing Congress’ Civil War Reconstruction policies. The War Department was the federal agency responsible for carrying out Reconstruction programs in the war-ravaged southern states, and when Johnson fired the agency’s head, Edwin Stanton, Congress retaliated with calls for his impeachment.

Why a Handout Gun?, by D.B.

handout gun

A handout gun is an inexpensive carbine and/or pistol given to someone who arrives at your home during societal collapse without one. The required criterion for this tool is that it be simple to operate, reliable, and reasonably priced. If you don’t have them in a rack waiting, then you do not fully comprehend what you must do in order to be prepared for TEOTWAWKI or WROL times.

Who Will Show Up At Your Retreat?

Family and friends will show up at your retreat. That will come unless they fall prey to a wild pack violence event on the way to your retreat. Who else will show up at your retreat? Straight up refugees will seek shelter with you also. Can you definitively predict this? What about your buddy from work? A refugee doctor or dentist? A Soldier that was on his way home for leave? … Continue reading

SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

American Redoubt

This column is posted on Tuesdays. Here, we present news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region.  We also mention companies in the region of interest to preppers. The Redoubt region is perhaps the safest and most free place to live in these United States.

With the regular recent rains, the fire season will be mild this summer–at least in the northern part of the Redoubt. As of today’s date, none of the American Redoubt is experiencing a drought.


First, here is some news from southern Idaho: Forest Service seeks salvage logging after Pioneer Fire. Up to 70 million board feet might be salvaged.

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And here is some sad, troubling news: Detectives Seek Assistance From Public on Fernan Lake Deaths

The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

Survivalist Odds 'n Sods - EMP

SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods – a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “HJL”.

Politics and Your Neighborhood Crime

Reader H.L. sent in this link from American Thinker on how Oregon is emptying jails to terrorize citizens into paying higher taxes. It’s truly amazing how much the government has in common with organized crime. Isn’t this concept similar to the “protection payment” extorted from shop owners? Either pay us what we want or we’ll make sure your property is destroyed!.

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Chicago police fought to keep a secret list of people they wanted to watch during the devastating surge in murders and attempted murders last summer. While only about 1,400 individuals drove the crime wave, the list included … Continue reading